Training TR4 – Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems: NIST SP 800-53

Dr. Marshall D. Abrams, The MITRE Corporation

Friday, December 10th, 8:30-10:00 & 10:30-12:00

Industrial control systems (ICS) are information systems that differ significantly from traditional administrative, mission support, and scientific data processing information systems. ICS typically have many unique characteristics — including a need for real-time response and extremely high availability, predictability, and reliability. These types of specialized systems are pervasive throughout the critical infrastructure, often being required to meet several and often conflicting safety, operational, performance, reliability, and security requirements. This session will provide examples of cyber incidents in ICS and explore how the controls in NIST SP 800-53 apply. Attendees will gain an increased appreciation of how to utilize SP 800-53, even if they are not involved with ICS.


None — Open to anyone interested in increasing their understanding of the application of SP 800-53 controls.

About the Instructor

Dr. Marshall D. Abrams is a Principal Scientist at the MITRE Corporation in McLean, Virginia. He holds two patents and has authored many documents addressing cyber security. He has taught cyber security courses on six continents. He received the BSEE from Carnegie Institute of Technology and the MSEE and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. While at the National Bureau of Standards he received the Department of Commerce Silver Metal Award. Two awards were received from the Federal Aviation Administration for contributions to the Information Systems Security Program. He is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and has been honored with the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core award. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Applied Computer Security Associates.